Old School – Top 10 Contenders to the BCS Title Week 6

Now, a couple of weeks ago I concluded that corruption is the reason we don’t have a college football playoff.

In the current system, we determine a national championship game by a mix of human polls and computers, all of which have conference alignment and personal bias in the mix. (After all, the computer formula is formed by a human). And a lot of these guys who vote in the polls admit they don’t see all of the games, which is why the AP Poll pulled themselves out of the process in 2005.

It’s pretty insane that we determine who’s in the national championship game by opinion, when there is plenty of opportunity to let it be settled on the field… Continue reading

In the News: R.A. Dickey

New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey took a no-hitter through 7 innings Saturday vs. Philadelphia before Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino recorded a line drive base hit to left field. Dickey finished the day with 7 IP, 3 H, 1ER, and 1BB and no decision. The Mets went on to win the game 2-1. This was Dickey’s last start on the year for the Mets, and it wraps up another solid year for the knuckleballer. Dickey finishes the year with a losing record (8-13) but a very solid ERA of 3.28, which is first among Mets starters. I had a chance to speak with Dickey in spring training, and the story was featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Sports Spectrum.

The knuckleball. It dips and dives, darts and drops, and is the most unpredictable pitch in baseball. It seemingly takes a wild journey before reaching its destination to the plate. No one knows exactly where it will go. The batter doesn’t, the fielder doesn’t, even the catcher, and most importantly the pitcher, aren’t exactly sure where the ball will land… Continue reading

The All Pro Dad Experience

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the All Pro Dad Father & Kids Experience at the Indianapolis Colts practice facility with our videographer/photographer Aaron May and our networking guru Greg Arnold.

We sat down with the head coach of the Colts, Jim Caldwell, and their offensive coordinator, Clyde Christensen, to discuss their work with All Pro Dad and ask them questions about their faith.

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NCAA Football – Top 10 Contenders to the BCS Title (Week 2)

The college football season is just underway, yet we have already seen some instant classics. In the first week, Baylor and TCU had a 50-48 shootout. Last week, Georgia and South Carolina combined for 39 points in the 4th quarter with a 45-42 final. The nightcap between Notre Dame and Michigan saw a combined 35 points in the fourth quarter, and 28 of those belonged to the Michigan Wolverines. This Saturday has some compelling matchups. Ohio State plays Miami, Tennessee plays Florida in the Swamp, and the big game belongs to No. 1 Oklahoma vs. No. 5 Florida State. But enough chatter, let’s get to ranking the contenders to the BCS title… Continue reading

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